18 days in Bozeman, Portland Region & California Itinerary

18 days in Bozeman, Portland Region & California Itinerary

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18 days in Bozeman, Portland Region & California Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Bozeman
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Yellowstone National Park (Old Gardiner Road, Gibbon Falls, & more). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum and grab your bike and head to Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman route planning website .

New York City to Bozeman is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
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American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Trail, get outside with Portland Timbers, and then wander the streets of Ladd's Addition.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland tour itinerary maker .

Fly from Bozeman to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bozeman to Portland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bozeman in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portland, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ladd's Addition ©
Ladd's Addition

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Forever Cemetery for their historical value. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 83°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Relax by the water at Mission Beach Park and Black's Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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